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Winners of the 2019 American Prize in Chamber Music, Seraph Brass is a dynamic ensemble drawing from a roster of America's top female brass players. Seraph Brass released its debut album, Asteria, on Summit Records, winning a Silver Medal Global Music Award. Seraph Brass is in residency at the Walton Art Center’s Artosphere Festival, alongside the Dover Quartet, in the festival orchestra. More information at: music@fit.edu, floridatech.edu/music or 321-674-8082.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky
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The critics continued to pan his technique, but the audiences came to love Tchaikovsky's melodies, and by 1888, he was among the most famous composers in Europe, decorated by the Czar, and soon to embark on a tour to New York for the opening of Carnegie Hall.

It was time for another symphony -- his fifth --  and we'll hear it this week on Mozart's Attic. The critics didn't like it, but the years have been kinder to Tchaikovsky than to them.

Marcus King has rock and roll in his bones: He comes from a family of famed guitarists in Greenville, S.C. With his raspy falsetto and guitar licks, he's been hailed as a revival of B.B. King or Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Morning Edition's series called One-Hit Wonders / Second-Best Songs focuses on musicians or bands whose careers in the United States are defined by a single monster hit, and explains why their catalogs have much more to offer.

In this installment, NPR Music's Ann Powers argues that Janis Ian, who won the Grammy for best pop vocal performance in 1975 for "At Seventeen," pioneered what we now consider the adult contemporary genre. Read Ann in her own words below, and hear the radio version at the audio link.

The latest round of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions were announced today, and Whitney Houston is the only woman honored.

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